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Church Micro 2050 - Elsworth

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Hidden : 08/20/2011
2.5 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Holy Trinity - Elsworth

The church of the Holy Trinity, which belonged to Ramsey Abbey from a very early period until the dissolution of the monasteries, is a building of stone in the pore decorated style, and consists of chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles, south porch.
The low embattled western tower, with pinnacles, contains a clock and 4 bells, 3 of which bear the following inscriptions:-
1, Non vex sed votum non musica cordeala sed cor. 1628
3, Cum moveo admoneo, R.G.I.A. churchwardens. 1616
4, + Christopher Graye made me. 1675

The triple sedilia and double piscina are especially good examples of the decorated style, and there is also some excellent perpendicular wood work in the chancel, consisting of stalls returned at the west end, with poppy heads and linen fold panelling.
Under the book rests of tire stalls are little lockers retaining their original panelled doors, locks and hinges

Outside, on the south side of the chancel, is a lose-side window, with the original iron staples remaining. Over the porch door is a sun-dial with the inscription "MOX NOX" and on the east gable is a most beautiful and perfect decorated cross.
On the floor are two slabs with matrices of 15th century brasses, and there are traces of others.

The church was thoroughly restored in 1892, the north aisle completely rebuilt and several new windows inserted, at a cost of £1,000, of which £300 was contributed by the late Rev. Edward I Cheere M.A. of Papworth Hall, to whose memory a new east window was inserted. The church affords 400 sittings. The register dates from 1528 and is in excellent preservation.
Extracts from Kelly's Directory- Cambridgeshire - 1929..

The cache is a megnetic nano and only has room for a log book - so bring your own pen - please replace it exactly where you find it.
Please note - the cache is not in or on Church property.

There is convenient parking nearby at the suggested co-ordinates. I suggest you do not park right next to the cache, so as not to draw attention to your caching activities - Stealth is required hence the difficulty rating.
Although the cache is wheelchair accessible - help will be required for the last few feet.

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See also the Church Micro Statistics and Home pages for further information about the series.

This cache meets the GAGB Urban Placement Guidelines.

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